Starting a New Tradition: Spruce Beer on my Birthday!

My Christian friends have all taken down their trees, garlands, wreaths, and all that wonderful greenery of the Christmas season.  Its not my holiday but I dearly love the smell.  That smell, of course, is from the evergreen’s terpenes like limonene and pinene which all the cannabis advocates will tell you is medicinal – a …

Tavern Night at Fort Mifflin is January 25 at 6:00pm

ENJOY AND EVENING OF REVOLUTIONARY REVELRY AT THE CANNONBALL TAVERNExperience the ambiance of a colonial-era tavern in Philadelphia when Fort Mifflin transforms the Soldier’s Barracks into the Cannonball Tavern, complete with authentic beverages and hearty tavern fare. Enjoy tavern games, the warm glow of a cozy fire and the company of civilians and soldiers of …

Maybe Franklin was Wrong

This week, Donald Trump’s lawyers contended in their own trial brief that even if House Democrats’ allegations are interpreted as facts, the president’s conduct is not impeachable. Their arguments suggested that an impeachable offense must be a statutory crime, noting that House Democrats’ impeachment articles — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — did …

Re-Enactor, Interpreter, or Living Historian?

In my tagline, I use the two terms that are sometimes seen as synonyms and just as often as antonyms by the Living History community:  Re-enactor and Interpreter.  So, are you a re-enactor, an interpreter, or a living historian?  Are you part of the exhibit, the staff, a visitor, or something else altogether?  These are …

Tavern Night at Fort Mifflin is January 25 at 6:00pm

ENJOY AND EVENING OF REVOLUTIONARY REVELRY AT THE CANNONBALL TAVERNExperience the ambiance of a colonial-era tavern in Philadelphia when Fort Mifflin transforms the Soldier’s Barracks into the Cannonball Tavern, complete with authentic beverages and hearty tavern fare. Enjoy tavern games, the warm glow of a cozy fire and the company of civilians and soldiers of …

Historical Tidbits

When reenacting or acting as a historical interpreter, its good to have a few historical dates and stories to share. This series will publish a few. January 17, 1781 – BATTLE OF COWPENS:  Brigadier General Daniel Morgan conducted a double envelopment of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Banastre Tarleton British forces.  Morgan’s forces suffered casualties of only …